1823 in music
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This article is about music-related events in 1823.
- April 13 – According to his official biographer, Gustav Schilling, eleven-year-old Franz Liszt gives a concert after which he is personally congratulated by Ludwig van Beethoven; however, there is no record of Beethoven having attended the concert.
- August 12 – Hector Berlioz writes to the journal Le Corsaire defending Gaspare Spontini's opera La vestale.
- Gioachino Rossini arrives in London and is presented to King George IV.
- The arpeggione is invented by Viennese guitar maker Johann Georg Staufer.
- Soprano Henriette Méric-Lalande catches the attention of the critic Castil-Blaze, who introduces her to the famous tenor Manuel García, thereby advancing her career.
- Franz Liszt is denied entry into the Paris Conservatory by the Director, Luigi Cherubini, who states that he cannot admit foreigners.
- Ludwig van Beethoven –
- Franz Krommer – Symphony No. 6 in D
- Felix Mendelssohn – Concerto for 2 pianos
- Ferdinand Ries – Cello Sonata in G minor, Opus 125
- Franz Schubert –
- Gaetano Donizetti – Alfredo il grande
- Gioachino Rossini – Semiramide
- Franz Schubert – Fierrabras
- Carl Maria von Weber – Euryanthe
- Emanuel Aloys Förster – Anleitung zum General-Baß
- January 3 – Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens, organist and composer (died 1881)
- January 27 – Édouard Lalo, composer (died 1892)
- July 22 – Paulina Rivoli, operatic soprano (died 1881)
- August 14 – Karel Miry, Belgian composer (died 1889)
- August 15 – Léon Gastinel, French composer (died 1906)
- August 17 – Theodor Julius Jaffé, opera singer and actor (died 1898)
- October 21 – Emilio Arrieta, composer (died 1894)
- November 4 – Karel Komzák I, composer and conductor (died 1893)
- November 26 – Thomas Tellefsen, pianist and composer (died 1874)
- December 1 – Ernest Reyer, opera composer and music critic (died 1909)
- December 11 – David Bennett, Canadian soldier and musician (died 1902)
- date unknown
- February 16 – Johann Gottfried Schicht, conductor and composer (born 1753)
- March 1 – Pierre-Jean Garat, singer (born 1764)
- March 18 – Jean-Baptiste Breval, French cellist and composer (born 1753)
- April 15 – Louis Deland, actor, singer and dancer (born 1772)
- June 20 – Theodor von Schacht, German composer (born 1748)
- October 2 – Daniel Steibelt, German pianist and composer (born 1765)
- November 12 – Emanuel Aloys Förster, composer and music teacher (born 1748)